#OnThisDay 4 January Governor Lachlan Macquarie attempted to redress the recent dissensions following the Rum Rebellion of 1808. Macquarie dismissed anyone appointed since Bligh's removal from office and nullified all trials, lands grants and bequests given to members of the NSW Corps.
Behind the Scenes
In this episode Martyn highlights one of the most valuable and iconic parts of the State Archives collection: the Colonial Secretary's Correspondence. If you're researching someone who was a convict, free immigrant, someone who was naturalised, sent to gaol, or admitted to an asylum you may find references to them in these records.